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Poster: turnphilup Date: Nov 25, 2012 9:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Hey Cliff, but what about '68-'74 ?

After listening to this, I have to agree with you whole heartily when you said,"it just might be the most compelling 10 minutes of music played during the entire year of 1967."
My question to you is this then, what do you got for the years '68 to '74 for us folks that like to go right for the so called psychedelic jugular when we que us up some Dead, or as I like to say,"I gotta have it". What are some of the few moments in those years I mentioned that you think need to be heard by everyone here that loves this music so much? Man, what a luxury it is, that we get to live with and enjoy this music so much from a long ago time, in this modern day archived world of ours. Thanks for your time if your got it. Thanks for the Archive. Peace. Happy fishing.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 26, 2012 7:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Cliff, but what about '68-'74 ?

Thanks for the archive and happy fishing!

A couple that immediately come to mind:

Mason's Children from 12/28/69

Clementine from 1/20/68

But I'd rather hear what you and others would select as their most profoundly compelling moments...

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Poster: titos ghost Date: Nov 26, 2012 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Cliff, but what about '68-'74 ?

"I have always loved the music of the Europe '72 tour. I will always remember living in Southern France during the spring of 1992."

was this one of those spur of the moment decisions or was there a perfect storm that you were eluding in 1992 ???

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 26, 2012 8:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Cliff, but what about '68-'74 ?

First of all, I need to chime in on my favorite moment from '67. It's the crescendo of cacophony that starts at around 11:34 in Viola Lee Blues and lasts for about a minute before they get back to the main groove.

For 1968, I'm going to go with the Eleven> DDHNM from 10/12/68, though it's hard to pick just one segment to celebrate from that year.

For 1969, I'd have to go with 11/2/69. There are pieces of the final suite that demand your full attention.

Lots to love from 9/19/70, but the Lovelight is really something special.

4/28/71 has long been my favorite Other One.

This post was modified by snow_and_rain on 2012-11-26 16:50:42

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Poster: capsgd Date: Nov 26, 2012 2:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: but what about '68-'74 ?

what a mix bag -I'm very 'grateful' that I can down load these auds. its been wonderful to come to Peet's coffee for free WiFi and free down loads -poverty is kicking my ass -I have an IBook from 2001 and it barely works on the internet-it chokes on most site (spinning wheel) I can't stream-I have a black box where the songs are..and every time I see you guys talking about the best GD it seems to almost alway be SBDs I've never heard!
...I was at the Spectrum 73-03-24 show but have never heard the SBD...but on the positive side I was there when it was live saw Pink Floyd at the Electric Factory in 70-09-26 for $5.50!!
also saw the GD 73-09-21... 74-08-05 (with Ned Lagin) 76-06-22 Tower T. with the Rowan Bro.s ...77-10-09 McNichols Arena no real complaints -just no turkey on 'thanksgiving'"ain't nobodies fault but mine"
lonely and behind rent/utilities...

can you use those US Blues?
you know just writing this stuff down makes me feel better-
I think over all I've had it pretty good-
anyway grateful for the auds and grateful to wonderful people I met there-so long ago-wish I was there now.
I'd appreciate it even more!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 26, 2012 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Cliff, but what about '68-'74 ?

You MUST brave the poor sound quality and listen to Jerry rip it up on the StSt "fast but long" early version (few remain of this rare approach to the song) from 14 Jun 68...amazing jam, one of a kind.

You MUST also hear the unique OOne from 29 Dec 68.

Others above and below I endorse as well but these two are singular moments in the sound of 68.

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Poster: turnphilup Date: Nov 26, 2012 2:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Cliff, but what about '68-'74 ?

Thanks people. I have book marked this page for future fixes. Lots of great stuff to crank it up to "the 11". Thanks again. Peace

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Poster: SpacedAgain Date: Nov 26, 2012 4:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Cliff, but what about '68-'74 ?

Thanks for all these, esp The Elevens of the Dream Bowl (2-21 was monumental):

That show was also mentioned in the New Yorker, which had another good article and podcast mentioned in another thread:

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Nov 26, 2012 8:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Cliff, but what about '68-'74 ?

I'm an Eleven junkie. A few of my favorites:

1/26/69 (Live Dead)

I agree with Cliff's Mason's Children and Clementine picks.

A few more essentials in my regular listening rotation:

8/24/68 New Potato Caboose > Lovelight (Two From The Vault)
11/2/69 Dark Star
2/14/70 NFA > Mason's Children > Caution
3/21/70 Viola Lee > Cumberland Blues
6/24/70 entire second set, especially Dark Star suite

There are countless others, of course, but these ones have stood the test of time.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 26, 2012 3:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Surprised........

Surprised that these haven't come up.

Maybe it's me but the 'Elevens' from the Dream Bowl shows have always stood head and shoulders above the rest for me - and they have quite a different presentation from one nigh to the next - not sure if that's a function of the recording or the band. The Eleven from the 2/21 show sounds a little more deliberate and measured while the 2/22 version sounds a little lazier and trippier - but in a good way.

The TOO from the 2/22 show is also pretty darn good and can hold its own.